This Poem was Submitted By: Thomas H. Smihula On Date: 2014-10-17 15:41:16 . . . Click Here To Mail this Poem to a Friend!

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Within the Poem

Within The Poem A poem, an expression in thought Without limitations as to style             otherwise one will become lost in the structure A flow which creates it's own music Lush, sumptuous, methodical             Yet not always pleasant   A truth which only the author knows Others must only guess that they feel             The internal sensation A moment grasped from the past Which must be released              Or death prevails on the thought If death is conveyed                   Then life is lived If love is the answer                  Then life is full If sorrow is known                  Then happiness fulfilled If an answer is given                  Then the question will                    Be Within the Poem 

Copyright © October 2014 Thomas H. Smihula

Additional Notes:
Thought that I would put this back out there for some readers didn't realize that I had hidden it long ago...

This Poem was Critiqued By: Medard Louis Lefevre Jr. On Date: 2014-11-28 19:22:25
Critiquer Rating During Critique: 1.00000
Absolutely great. I don't mean to transfer my thoughts onto you, but all of my poems are written for me and rarely to any particular or general audience. I am very selfish though. I do greatly appreciate it when someone sees more in me than I do, or than what I truly know exists. My narcissism...not meant to be projected on you or anyone else. But it does reflect what I perceive is the truth and the power of what you have written. Outside of myself (if that is possible), your writing is a very accurate "expression" of what poetry is and as you so precisely and exquisitely wrote, "If an answer is given Then the question will Be Within the Poem" Perfect! Medard

This Poem was Critiqued By: Joe Gustin On Date: 2014-10-20 11:22:44
Critiquer Rating During Critique: 10.00000
Love the poem and all the intentions within. I believe a poem like this would serve well as a first poem in a book called how to write poetry. A short manual of sorts for those who want to improve the nature of their work. Bravo
This Poem was Critiqued By: Marcia L McCaslin On Date: 2014-10-17 17:57:30
Critiquer Rating During Critique: 10.00000
Bravo! Yes! Something I can connect to with each and every line. Honestly I've been waiting for a poem just like this: poetic but clear. A truth which only the author knows--yes I've noticed that too, and yet, each reader will incorporate the sensations that relate to him or her. In that way, it's kind of a riddle. I like the very subtle rhyming, fulfilled & will; grasped from the past--not too much--not sing-songy, just enough to entertain the ear and possible make the ear want more. Clever. S2--its is not possessive here. Thanks for posting. I thought the LInk died.
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